Jaipur, 2 September. Revenue Board President Shri Rajeshwar Singh said that there is an urgent need for the revenue officers to work on the basis of their excellent efficiency, experience and effective action plan in discharging their public responsibilities.
Shri Singh was addressing a two-day state-level decision writing workshop of sub-divisional officers and assistant collectors. It was organized under the aegis of the revenue board at the RRTI auditorium in Ajmer district on Thursday. He said that the sub-divisional officer is an important and powerful link in the revenue sector. They must keep in mind the public interest and state interest. They should also execute the judicial work with full awareness by adopting legal and practical approaches.
He said that the officers need to adopt innovation to establish the best image of their tenure. Presenting their best performance, the officers should present an ideal example of development by keeping excellent coordination with public representatives, government institutions, and common people.
Record Revenue Correct
The Revenue Board President said that in any case, the officers should pay full attention to updating the revenue records so that no obstacle is faced in the situation of allotment of land for the use of the public sector, government school, Anganwadi hospital or other government buildings.
In view of the expansion of population, he also talked about giving priority to the cases of additional allotment of land and allotment of land for schools and sports grounds.
Encroachment removed from pasture land
He said that the condition of availability of pasture land in the state is better than in other states. The authorities should remove the encroachments to keep the pasture land safe.
In case of allotment of other lands, they must look at the opportunity at their own level, get the opportunity report from Patwari and Tehsildar level so that the situation of the dispute does not arise over the land being used for graveyard or cremation ground.
Demonstrate superior experience and skills
Shri Singh said that the decisions to be made at the level of the sub-divisional officer are very important, keeping in mind the facts like their best experience, legal basis, judicial procedures and practicality. They should pay attention to quality, legal and critical decision writing.
Failure to do so would lead to an increase in the number of appeals and to change the decision. He said that all parties should be given ample opportunity of being heard. Notices should be served in a timely and systematic manner. Only after that, the situation of a decision should be made with full discretion. If cases are not pending unnecessarily, it affects the judicial system.
Will give respect for the best decision
The Revenue Divisional President said that the Board would honour one sub-divisional officer from each district for writing the best revenue decisions. Subdivision officers should convey their good decisions to the board.
Most cases at subdivision level – Registrar
The Registrar of Revenue Division, Shri Babulal Meena said that out of five and a half lakh cases pending in the state, more than 3 lakh cases are pending in the subdivision level revenue courts alone. Keeping in mind the interest of the farmers, the sub-divisional courts should take measures to get justice expeditiously by following the full legal process. The number of appeals will automatically be minimized by the due process of justice.
Courts need regularity
RRTI Director Shri Ashutosh Gupta said that there is a need to provide regular services to all the level courts of the state to control the long waiting list of revenue cases. During the campaign with the upcoming administration villages, he told the officers to make effective efforts to meet the expectations of the government and the common man.
He expressed the need to accept the difficult vocabulary of Urdu, Persian as a common language in order to make decision writing easier and more accessible to the public. Along with this, he also emphasized organizing revenue research workshops to improve the services of the revenue sector in RRTI.
The program was coordinated by RRTI Deputy Director Chetan Tripathi. In the program, along with Additional Registrar BS Sandu, nominated sub-divisional officers from the districts of the state at the level of District Collector participated.